Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day:

Less sleep is linked with more mistakes for attending physicians too. In surgeries, mistakes were made nearly twice as often when the doctor had slept fewer than 6 hours. Among surgeons who had slept fewer than 6 hr, errors occurred in 6.2% of surgeries, compared to 3.4% for more than 6 hr

A Rare Case of "Homegrown" Medical Care in Rural America - NYT

A diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish, tomatoes and low in red meat and high-fat dairy may protect against Alzheimer's

Children under 10 years may need two shots of swine flu vaccine to get optimal protection

Back and forth: Despite earlier reports to the contrary, having bypass surgery does not lead to memory problems

Blue Cross/Blue Shield warns that a laptop with the social security numbers of more than 100,000 doctors was stolen

CNN video: 2-minute CPR lesson

"Happiness can't be achieved by repeating the same affirmation over and over". 7 Reasons To Reconsider Positive Thinking -

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